I am really coming along now! Matt took Eleanor down to his Mom's house this morning to give me some time to work on Christmas gifts by myself. I sat down at the machine around 8 with my coffee and did not stop until 1:30! I am also rapidly working my way through Season 4 of Bones on Netflix. I began my laying my quilt blocks out in rows on my table, however I quickly realized that I as not going to have enough room to lay out the entire quilt
At this point I decided the best bet would be to move the quilt onto the floor. Now, let me first say that my sewing room is also the playroom. 99.9% of the time this is ideal, Eleanor can play while I sew and often can sit and craft at my table. Anyway, here is the condition of the playroom this morning (and most mornings if I am going to be real). Also, I know I should not have anything stacked on the piano.
So, I had no choice but to clean up the playroom before I could lay out the quilt. Here is my layout
The quilt is actually turning out to be bigger than I thought, which is a good thing!. I am planning on doing at least 1 border maybe 2 so that will make it look bigger. After laying it out I began to join the rows. For the first time, I feel like this went smooth. All of my blocks lined up, this is a first! At this point I have pressed two of the rows and have 4 left; then I will need to connect the rows. I did have 4 blocks left and I am thinking I will make a pillow and use the same border fabrics from the quilt on it.